DEM effects

While working on a project I came across this effect. I was trying to render a height map, for both the countryheightMap.PNG

and the local scale; in a grey as is typical for generating a relief shade. I’m using a 30m DEM.

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While I was doing this I made a symbology mistake and stumbled across a fascinating new way to visualize, using discrete symbology (in  ArcPro).sav.PNG

I give you, Rainbow Taraniki.

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It looks terrible with distinct colors, but add a similar ramp and you can pull spatial relationships that I’ve never noticed before. Below you can see the clear elevated plains around Taraniki and the Ruapahu. 

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In Christchurch you can infer the rolling plains, river outlets and the dramatic hills that jut so dramatically.

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Here’s the Wellington region. Look carefully for the distinction between the valley and the sea, it’s deceptive.similar.PNGAnd my favorite, purple to pink around Ruapehu. It’s a weird effect and a different way to visualize height data.

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Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

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